Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski signs new one-year deal – South London News

Keeper Bartosz Bialkowski has signed a 12-month extension to his contract at The Den.

The 6ft 4in tall former Ipswich, Southampton, Barnsley and Notts County player began his career in Poland with Górnik Zabrze.

Bialkowski, 34, back-to-back Millwall Supporters’ Club Player of the Season and also joint-Golden Glove winner during his time at the club, has played every minute of every Championship game since his arrival in the 43rd minute of a 1-0 opening-day win over Preston North End on August 3 2019.

He was targeted by former Lions boss Neil Harris after then-club Ipswich’s relegation to League One in May 2019. The deal fell through in June at the last minute – but a month later he arrived on loan.

He then signed a permanent deal in January 2020 – by which time Gary Rowett was in The Den’s hotseat.

He has made 98 appearances for them, out of a total of 420 in his career.

Rowett said: “He has probably been our most consistent player over the last two years. He is a top player in the Championship.

“The lads love him – and he is a really good character in the dressing room.

“He is now coming to those experienced years as a keeper, when you know your game and what it’s all about. He has been a terrific player for us.”

“I’m absolutely buzzing,” the keeper told “We had some talks over the summer and it happened pretty quickly. There were a couple of conversations and then it was ready.

“I’m happy – I can’t imagine a better place at the moment for me. This is the club I want to continue my career at and this is the club I want to be successful at. They match my ambition and expectations, so I’m delighted.

“I’ve always had a good relationship with the fans and it’s no different here. I enjoy playing in front of them – we missed them so much over the last 18 or 19 months. I’m glad they’re back. I’m glad we’re playing at home in our next game and I can’t wait for it. It’s going to be an unbelievable atmosphere and bring a smile to my face.”

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